Obituary: Patricia Fraysse Hare
Memorial will be held May 23.
Patricia Fraysse Hare died peacefully at her home on Thursday May 10, 2012 at the age of 59. She was the daughter of the late Helen Elizabeth Johnson Fraysse and Louis Augustus Fraysse, III.
She will be deeply missed by her husband of 24 years, John Hare, and by her daughter, Katelyn Renee Hare, as well as by her siblings, their spouses and their children: Susan Fraysse (Ronnie), Janet Scott (Robert)[Andrew, Jonathan and Rebecca] of Atlanta, Robert Louis Fraysse of Columbia, her mother-in-law, Dora Hare of Candler, NC, her brother-in-law, Jimmy Hare (Robin) [Molly and Meghan] of Candler, NC and her sister-in-law, Beth Hare (Levanah) [Maitreya] of Baltimore, MD.
Patricia (Pat) was a lifelong learner, particularly in the field of consciousness studies. She was constantly reading, usually digesting two or three books at one time. She held a B.A. in Art Studio and a M.A.T. in Art Education from the University of South Carolina. She also held a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California.
She operated an independent book store in Columbia, Open Books and Other Resources, from 1991 to 1996, where she made books, audio and video materials on personal growth and consciousness studies available to countless customers in the Columbia area. She established lasting connections with the many customers of her store, and she gave her customers the gift of the awareness that we are so much more than our physical bodies.
She also taught classes on The Art of Creative Visualization and other subjects related to human consciousness at her bookstore, through the USC Short Course program, at her home and at other locations.
After the close of her bookstore, she self-published a book, The Art of Creative Visualization, and she maintained for six years a website (which she designed and launched herself) on Creative Visualization and related subjects. She later designed a new website, The Consciousness Revolution.
Pat was a true pioneer in the field of human consciousness and she shared her passion for this subject with many people in Columbia and beyond, through her bookstore, her classes, her book and her website.
Pat shared her love of reading and art with her daughter, Katelyn, guiding Katelyn to develop a love of books and art. Katelyn is never without a favorite book to read, and Katelyn has developed a wonderful ability to combine color and shapes into works of art.
Pat encouraged in Katelyn a love of music and performance (things Pat had loved in high school), and Katelyn has developed into an accomplished dancer and singer, performing in Workshop Theatre's Broadway Bound program and other productions at Workshop Theatre. Pat was always an integral part of Katelyn's participation in these performances, encouraging her, helping her with costumes, and sitting in the audience cheering her on.
A unique expression of Pat and Katelyn's love for one another is captured in the connection of their hands in "llama love", a connection they shared every night before bed.
Pat has now moved out of our physical sight, but she is joyfully romping and playing in Nonphysical, where she is continuing her passionate exploration of human consciousness.
The family wishes to extend special gratitude to Dr. Terry Smith and staff, Dr. Michelle Rojas and staff, Marlene Trader, RN, and the staff of Palmetto Health Hospice, the staff of Palmetto Health Private Services, Gayle Hickman, LISW, Katz Delauney-Leija, LISW, Patty Wark, Natural Health Care Practitioner Mary Carlson, Licensed Massage Therapist and the staff of the Immune Recovery Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia for their excellent and compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday May 23, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC 29205. Memorials may be made to The Rhine Center, John F. Kennedy University, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.